How To Be a Vampire
There's nothing more mystically entrancing than the vampire. Legends of the supernatural creature have haunted us from the time of then-unknown blood diseases, not to mention those fantastic tales of dark hunters transforming into animals and vanishing before our eyes. We have a bit more of a relaxed relationship with the vampire these days, but that doesn't detract from the horrific power that they possess. Now it is time for the Halloween season. The veil between the every day and the thrill of things that go bump in the night thins. We have a large variety of different vampire looks, many designed in our own in-house studios. All you must decide is what kind of vampire to become.
Vampires have several years to establish their style and go where their skills are best suited. That's why we've got charming and seductive couples who hunt in the foggy streets of London, but also noble Counts delightfully educating the children of Sesame Street. Of course, there are plenty of different vampiric styles shown, from the lesser demons of Buffy to the practically zombie-like monsters of early horror films, and even the sexy and mysterious ones that dot the landscape of our contemporary TV shows. It's time to take a look at everything from the brooding dark prince to the quirky Halloween host! Then we can find which undead inspiration will turn a fun vampire costume experience into a memory with the same eternal life as our favorite fanged fiends!
Women's Vampire Costumes
The first thought that comes to mind when someone says "vampire" is Dracula, a mighty vampire lording over his magical Transylvanian castle. But we're here to tell you that there is a pretty profound history of lady vamps far more interesting than some dusty Drac! From Camilla (who came around 25 years before Vlad) to Akasha, the literal Queen of the Damned, there are a ton of famous femme vampires who make any vampire costume a sexy vampire costume simply by default! Don't forget that these supernatural gals often also have the wondrous powers of witchcraft! Get ready to flex your power with our variety of different takes on vampire costumes for women.
Classic Women's Vampire Costume
The best part about the legend of Dracula is that nobody has ever seen the mysterious Count and lived to tell the tale. So, who knows what the vampire actually looks like! A shorter cape and deeper V-neck makes for a fabulously fierce and feminine twist on the iconic vampire look.
Delightfully Dreadful Female Vampire Costume
What happens when you combine the look of a noble out on the town with the terrifying twist of a hunter who will literally paint the town red? An elegant, dark red vampire costume is the design, we think! Practice a deep cackle as you delight in the dread of your soon-to-be snacks.
Sexy Vampire Costume
Not every vampire needs to go for a classic gown the Victorian age. They're immortal, after all. We suspect you might love a fashion-forward look that puts the aaaah! in awesome! The only question is if you'll appear in photographs, since they'll be dashing for cameras and their lives…
Women's Vampire Dress
The stories of the vampire seducing entire clans of people with a single gaze are definitely true… but we wonder if those stories might have been referring to this kind of an alluring look instead. Just imagine the combination of your captivating stare and the vestments of a vampire vixen.
Vampire Halloween Costumes
Now, when you think of men's vampire costumes, you probably go right to Dracula. That makes sense since he is the most famous vamp in film and TV. But, he's just one figure amongst several spectacular vamps. Don't forget the fearsome Viktor, the wicked counterpart to Selene from Underworld. Go older or more mysterious with Barnabas Collins. (Who can forget Dark Shadows?!) Of course, you can make for a smashing vampire couple costume with Angel and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer costume. Just like the gals, you guys have a whole history of monster-meets-man and we've got excellent vampire costume ideas for you, too! Let's pull out all the wizardry on your personal take on the Dracula Halloween costume.
Deluxe Men's Vampire Costume
What honest-to-evil Dracula would command his legion of the night while wearing some plastic cape and dollar store set of teeth? You'd be a laughingstock. Our design team brings elegance, confidence, and nobility together to create a truly dark look for a deluxe Dracula like yourself!
Dreadful Vampire Outfit
Maybe cloaks aren't your cup of blood. That's fair! If you are a vampire with the modern world on the mind, a long coat might be more to your taste. It will help you blend in with the crowd, too! Folks will be approaching this dreadful vampire… only to realize their mistake far too late.
Men's Dracula Costume
What many forget is that Dracula isn't just a lover and a fighter. He's also one heck of a warlock! We're talking enough mojo to raise up an army of wraiths or even make his castle invisible or teleport away! Bring that magic to bear with a Dracula costume that's brimming with power.
Gothic Vampire Costume
What's the point of dressing in layers when your flesh is cold, and you get all the warmth you need from the blood of the living? Fair question but clearly vampires know that lovely layers mean stunning style! Show the world how to enjoy the night unlife with nocturnal nobility.
Girls’ Vampire Costumes
Vampire powers aren't just for the adults, of course. Some stories tell what happens when two vampires fall in love and have a delightful bundle of shadow and mischief all their own. Girl vampires often have some slightly different powers. Turning into a bat is more common than the other animal forms, and certain youngster vampires, like Claudia, have a real tough time with going for any hairstyle other than the cute and curly look. Fortunately, we have all varieties of costumes for vampire youngsters, whether you're shopping with your teenager, going for a baby vampire costume, or anything between.
Girls’ Vampire Costume
The astonishing powers and alluring skills of vampires she's seen on the silver screen have shown that no basic vampire look is going to do. It's time for the full Transylvania treatment with a vampire vixen look of her own. All you'll need now is resistance from that sinister smile.
Spooky Girls' Vampire Halloween Costume
If you've got yourself a shapeshifting tyke, it's only fair that their vampiric outfit should let the world know what kind of abilities they've got up their sleeve. Combine the luxury of a vampire dress with bat-like wings and you've got a gal in a guise that fits her spooky supernatural skills.
Cool Teen Vampire Costume
Maybe your little vamp isn't that keen on old-timey films and fake noble accents. She might be into the world of vampires because they’re enigmatic, mysterious…or just because they're cool as heck. If you've got a suave superstar, she's going to need some modern vampire attire to fit!
Little Girls' Vampire Costume
What do you get when you cross a princess with a vampire? Well hopefully you haven't found a cross vampire princess. She might be pretty and elegant in a classic vampire gown, but she's got some serious influence thanks to her supernatural state that could lead to royal ramifications!
Boys’ Vampire Costumes
There have been a handful of stories about Kid Dracula and the kind of mysterious unlife he might have led before he became the lord of the night that we have all come to know. Well, it's time for you to figure that out by watching your little lad enjoy some time in his very own boy's vampire costume. Be prepared for some heightened energy. Maybe some (literal) climbing up the walls. Perhaps even trying to command a legion of zombies with his newfound powers. In fact, go for a complete movie monster theme with your favorite kid vampire costume along with Mommy mummy or Daddy Frankenstein.
Kids' Dracula Costume
It's crucial that a kid's Dracula costume include all the components the kiddo will need. That means a black and red cloak and some matching noble vestments. The right look makes your tyke feel powerful and elegant, too!
What's the best part about being a vampire to a kid? It isn't immortality. They're too young to worry about that. Drinking blood? Well, no. That's pretty gross, actually. It's all about the flying. And nothing says flying like swooshing a long, cloaked costume and wooshing to a nice snack!
Boys' Vampire Costume
One of the first powers that Little Dracula developed was command over creatures of the night. Initially, that meant he could summon swarms of bats but eventually he began turning into them, too! Pretty nifty. That's why some of Dracula's duds are designed with batty fun in mind.
Baby Vampire Costume
No matter what powers your Little Dracula is developing, there's no question of which one came around first. That charming smile and those adorable eyes cannot be resisted. So let's go ahead and recognize the mind control powers that even this baby Dracula costume commands. Awww!
Vampire Fangs for Halloween
Demon, night-stalker, or infernal creature. There are a ton of ways to describe yourself. However, there's one defining characteristic that separates mere beauties and beasts from the truly mighty masters of the night. Of course, we're talking about those fangs. Sure, werewolves have some noteworthy canines, too, but realistic vampire fangs do more than just look scary. They offer up the life force that gives the undead creatures their unhealthy glow! When you're accessorizing your vampire look, make sure that you've taken serious consideration so you can put your best tooth forward. This guide will help you take a bite out of the guesswork, so you can focus on finding the fangs that are right for your vampire outfit.
Maybe you're fresh from the grave or even stuck posthumously paying for student loans. It's a rough unlife for the non-nobility. For vamps on a budget who don't want to sacrifice style, our custom-fit, reusable fangs give you all the bang for your buck without the wallet wails.
Realistic Vampire Fangs
Are you feeling just a little bit peckish? Maybe that tummy is growling or you're starting to salivate? Well, that's for the living. Real undead show their hunger with the flash of their fangs and the smart ones leave some blood on their teeth, delicious leftovers for a midday snack!
Classic Vampire Fangs
It's great to get committed and cement vampire teeth in for a long-lasting look. But, here's the thing: a set of fangs makes it nearly impossible to eat or drink all night. Nobody wants a hungry vampire, so try a pair you can pop out and back in. (You can even go for long or short ones.)
White Vampire Fangs Grill
Ready for some nostalgia? Plastic, a little awkward, but boy do they get the message across in a single grin! These are the white vampire fangs you knew as a kiddo. When you wear them, you are essentially inaudible, drool a little bit…and forget drinking. But the accent is easy as heck!
Which Dracula is Right for You?
If there's one name that is synonymous with being a vampire, it is, "Dracula." The ethos surrounding the historical horrors, as well as the seemingly endless creative reimagining, has defined a character that gets more vivid with each passing generation. It all started with the gruesome accounts of Vlad the Impaler and Bram Stoker's introduction to Dracula. Each incarnation thereafter has evolved his story into timeless lore. In a sense, Drac's legacy (both fact and fiction) has made him the immortal we're still fascinated by to this day. Quite possibly the hardest part of dressing up as Dracula for Halloween is choosing a favorite version.
Vlad the Impaler
Bram Stoker chose Vlad the Impaler as his muse because of his barbaric execution tactics – Spoiler alert: impaling victims was just a small glimpse into his torturous ways. Not for the faint of heart, it takes more than just a spear to complete this grisly disguise. Moral flexibility, the ability to rule with fear and an overall presence that puts people at unease — these are the character traits necessary to pull off Vlad Dracul III... a good Romanian accent wouldn't hurt either.
Brahm Stoker's Dracula
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Stoker's pal, Sir Henry Irving (a suave actor with a flair for the dramatic), didn't seem too thrilled that he was Dracula's appearance and mannerisms inspiration. Are you often described as being good-looking, enigmatic, and also having a real knack for villain portrayals? So was Irving! That means you're Bram-approved to take on the role (which, regardless of the kind words, Irving never did himself)!
This unauthorized adaptation contains one of the most iconic theatrical scenes associated with the Dracula character — a hunchbacked, shadowy figure shambling up a staircase. Count Orlok strayed from Bram's tall, dark and handsome description and looked almost rodent-like. But don't let that sway you. Nosferatu is often heralded as the ultimate Dracula flick. Maybe that's why, despite all of the character and story differences, Stoker's estate demanded that all copies of the film be destroyed. Luckily one print remained to generate a cult following.
Bela Lugosi's mutation of Count Dracula is the most popular way the world imitates the character: Jet black, slicked-back hair, dark, lined eyes (with a glimmer of mischievous intent), an accentuated brow, and a long black cape – essential for shrouding all your dark deeds. Organize a Universal Monsters reunion and partner up with Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Bride and the Werewolf of London. After all, everyone knows that when monsters mash, it's a graveyard smash.
Dracula in Istanbul
As one of Turkey's first ever horror films, Dracula in Istanbul took The Count's character to the next level by baring his fangs – drawing a literal connection between the most well-known vampire and Vlad the Impaler. That makes a pair of custom fangs is essential for Atif Kaptan's Turkish Drac. You can also keep the Universal Dracula suit, but lose the hair. This particular aristocratic vamp was bald.
Horror of Dracula
Christopher Lee, who would eventually play the Dracula character more times than any other actor, gave the Universal Monsters Dracula a demonic makeover. Red-rimmed eyes and extremely sharp incisors made moviegoers hide their necks in terror. You still need a healthy dose of charm to lure your victims, but to get started, you should grab a cape and the biggest fangs you can find—Halloween signals the perfect night to paint the town red.
Bram Stoker's novel was like a guide to vampires; there are basic rules that a vampire must follow. Sun, for example, has always been a no-no (sorry Twilight, you'll have to sparkle in someone else's mythology). Up until 1970's Count Dracula, no other filmmaker touched on Stoker's reasoning for a vampire to drink blood: It gives him the ability to regain his youth! Oh, and whether it was because it was the seventies, or just a nod to Vlad, you also get to sport a sweet 'stache.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Stop us if you've heard this one: Realtor Jonathon Harker attempts to get a Transylvanian castle into escrow and finds himself held hostage inside the manor. He doesn't get a bump in his commission, but does narrowly escape with his life. Meanwhile, back in England, Drac was busy making Mina (Harker's fiancée) a vampire. Whatever happened to bro code? Sure, Van Helsing (ever the Sherlock of doctors) still works on finding the cause of Mina's illness, but in this made-for-TV rendition, Jack Palance shows us the softer, gentler side of Dracula.
Really, this is the ONLY Dracula for an appointed "ladies man." Frank Langella's portrayal of Dracula may be solely responsible for showcasing the seductive side of this character. Many before him were sharply dressed and charming, but their movie trailer didn't come with the tagline: "The greatest lover who ever lived and died... and lived again." That's a pretty tall order to fill, so maybe just start by nailing a smoldering gaze.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Francis Ford Coppolla skillfully intertwined Stoker's brand of horror with unabashed romance. There are two Draculas in this flick that you can play: Old Dracula (with the awesome hair and haunting laugh) or young Dracula (the one who is most likely to win Winona Ryder's version of "Mina" back, and with the cool sunglasses). Luckily for you, Gary Oldman made both of them easily recognizable. Just watch out for Keanu... he has since learned ju-jitsu.
Dracula Untold set out to tell the origin of Vlad, the man who would become Dracula. A gloomy, historically accurate 15th century setting was the backdrop for the fictional transformation from King of Transylvania to a legendary vampire. Dragon crested battle armor (that's a billion times more awesome than any Spartan or dark knight) and a pretty serious sword make this disguise one that will set you apart in a sea of capes and fangs.